From movies to bowling and Amazon gift cards, here are some things you can get at absolutely no cost during August.
August has arrived, and even though that means the summer is winding down, it doesn’t mean the fun times are gone.
There is still plenty to look forward to this month, including back to school, weekends at the beach, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
You can take advantage of many freebies this month, too. For example, in August you can:
- Get a free Amazon gift card while doing a noble deed.
- Cool down on a hot summer day with a free root beer float.
- Enjoy a free movie at a local theater.
- Bowl with your family for free.
- Visit a national park at no cost.
- Get a free custom-made lunchbox for your kids.
- Receive $10 back from Wells Fargo.
All of these freebies disappear — along with summer — at the end of the month. And some are only available for a day. So, mark your calendar and take advantage of the following seven freebies during August.
1. Free Amazon gift card
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Nothing beats a freebie — especially when you can give something back in return.
Donate blood at the Red Cross between now and Aug. 31 and you will receive a free $5 Amazon gift card. To get your freebie, make an appointment to #GiveNow: redcrossblood.org, Blood Donor App at 3cu.be/blood or 1-800-RED CROSS.
2. Free root beer float
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Listen up, root beer fans! Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and the A&W chain of restaurants is celebrating this momentous holiday by handing out complimentary root beer floats at all its locations from 2 p.m. to close.
3. Free bowling
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Bowling alleys all over the country will offer free games of bowling as well as drink specials and other deals on National Bowling Day. It falls annually on the second Saturday of the month — Aug. 13 in 2016.
4. Free movie
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On Aug. 20, head to your local Cinemark theater with friends and family to enjoy a free family friendly flick. In addition to the complimentary movie — which is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtesy of Dreamworks Animation Inc. — you will enjoy discounted concession items (small popcorn, sodas and packaged candy for just $2) and all proceeds will go to a good cause. According to Cinemark:
Net proceeds will support WE.org in providing youth empowerment and service learning programs in the USA!
5. Free national park admission
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The National Park Service celebrates its birthday on Aug. 25, and this year marks a big one — 100 years.
Admission is generally free to all national parks on the park system’s birthday. But because 2016 is the 100th anniversary of America’s national parks, admission is being waived for a few extra days: Entrance is free from Aug. 25-28 this summer. It’s a birthday gift everyone can enjoy.
6. Free custom lunchbox
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Babybel — the company that makes those delicious miniature round cheeses — is giving away complimentary custom lunchboxes in August. According to the company:
When lunchtime calls, Babybel is there. And now he’s bringing a special treat to rescue your lunchtime from a serious case of boring. He’s offering free lunchboxes that you can design yourself. Just create your own free customized lunchbox in a few simple steps and soon you’ll be the toast of the lunchroom. When you’re done, share your design and inspire others to make their own Mini Babybel® lunchbox too.
7. Free Wells Fargo statement credit
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This one is for Wells Fargo account holders only: Download the Wells Fargo app and make a purchase between now and Aug. 31 using the new Wells Fargo Wallet feature. You will be rewarded with a $10 statement credit.
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